Loyola University Chicago
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LUC School of Law Introduces Online Version of Popular Degree
Partnership with Concord Law School Takes MJ in Health Law Degree Online
CHICAGO, October 17, 2007 – Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law announced today that it will partner with Concord Law School to offer its Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law degree online beginning May 2008.
Established in 1986, Loyola’s MJ in Health Law, offered through the school’s nationally ranked Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, provides a unique opportunity for non-attorney health care professionals to examine and learn the laws and regulations that govern the health care industry and professions.
“Loyola’s MJ in Health Law has provided more than 300 graduates with a foundation to advance their careers and to contribute to effective administration and wise policymaking in the health care industry,” says David Yellen, dean of Loyola’s School of Law. “Our outstanding program, with the flexibility and access provided by Concord’s online program, will enable students to advance their careers and stay on top of changes in the health care field without the constraints that often accompany a traditional on-site degree program.”
Concord Law School, which pioneered the development of online legal education, has been providing training in the health law area to non-lawyer professionals since 2001. “Increased accessibility to legal education is a significant part of our school’s mission, and we are very pleased to be part of this project,” says Barry Currier, dean of Concord Law School. “This partnership with Loyola brings the Beazley Institute’s first-rate health law curriculum to a much broader audience, which benefits both the students and the health care industry as a whole.”
For more information about the MJ in Health Law degree, visit www.onlinemj.luc.edu.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
As one of the largest Jesuit law schools in the nation, Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for nearly 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in business law, child and family law, health law, and tax law. In addition, the School offers the Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law, and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw).
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,500 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 85 master’s degrees, 31 doctoral degrees, and two professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities,” and named the University a “best value” in its 2008 rankings. For more information, please visit our Web site at LUC.edu.
About Concord Law School
Concord Law School was founded in 1998 as the nation’s first wholly online law school. Concord is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council and is registered as a distance learning law school with the California Committee of Bar Examiners. Concord’s JD graduates meet the educational requirements to sit for the California Bar Exam. Since Concord’s first graduating class in October 2002, more than 400 students have completed the four-year, part-time, JD program, and over 200 have completed the Executive JD program, which is a three-year part-time program that does not lead to state bar licensing. Concord is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and is an institutional member of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. Concord is part of the Kaplan Higher Education division of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. For more information on Concord, visit http://info.concordlawschool.edu. For more information on Kaplan and Kaplan Higher Education, visit www.kaplan.com.